Prepping Your Home for Photography

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Thoroughly clean whole property
Turn all lights and lamps on, replace any burned out light bulbs
Close all windows and open blinds/window treatments to let in outside light
Create open spaces by removing not needed furniture and clear counter tops and shelves
Turn all TVs and computer screens off
Remove personal photographs
Remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring
Place all shoes/jackets in closets

Move cars from driveways and front of the property
Close garage doors
Remove rubbish bins
Mow and edge grass front & back, trim overgrown trees and brushes
Remove any toys and sports equipment
Remove visible water hoses and empty planters and garden tools
Sweep up cuttings and leaves
Clean pool area

Straighten/push in chairs
Clear countertops of completely
Remove any small appliances (toaster, kettles, coffee maker, …)
Remove fridge magnets and photos
Store dishes and put away draining rack
Hide soaps and cleaning items
Remove visible rubbish bins
Add a center piece such as flowers or candles to the tables
Hide tea towels
Arrange the furniture to make room look large
Remove magazines and papers
Remove any gym equipment
Clear clutter from shelves and tables
Hide all remotes
Hide loose home theater cables
Clear countertops completely
Remove toothbrushes and shavers
Clean all mirrors and bench tops
Hang fresh towels
Remove all items from bathtubs and showers
Clean toilet and close lid
Remove floor mats
Remove any visible clothes and clutter
Hide personal items and visible cables
Close all closets
Make beds and straighten pillows
Remove items from bed side table
Clean under bed, remove items which might show
If possible remove personal images and wall stickers